Famed chef Eric Ripert puts Upper East Side condo on the market for $3.5M
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Famed chef Eric Ripert puts Upper East Side condo on the market for $3.5M

March 10, 2021

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

As was first reported by the Post, celebrity chef Eric Ripert has put his Upper East Side condo on the market for $3,495,000.The French chef and cookbook author is best known for his three-Michelin-starred restaurant Le Bernardin, located in Midtown. He and his wife Sandra bought the three-bedroom home at 515 East 72nd Street in 2010 for $2,850,000. Sandra is now one of the agents selling the apartment for Douglas Elliman. She told the Post, “Eric designed the open kitchen, and it features an island where everyone gathers and watches while he cooks, especially on holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas.”

The interiors were designed by Marie Aiello Design Studio. The 2,300-square-foot corner unit gets amazing East River views from its 25th-floor perch. In the living room, custom-made woodwork provides decorative shelving, storage space (including a hidden AV closet), and a swiveling built-in television. The wall has also been insulated for noise reduction.

Off the dining area is an L-shaped, southeast terrace.

As mentioned, the kitchen was designed by Ripert himself. As the listing says, it’s “tailored to the gourmet with every bell and whistle and wonderful water views.” It has modern cabinetry by Poggenpohl, Caesarstone countertops, an industrial custom-made ventilation system, and Miele appliances, including an induction stove with attached iron grill, double oven/microwave, and wine fridge. There’s also built-in windows seating and flower/herb boxes.

For the past 30+ years, Ripert has studied Buddhism, telling ABC News in a 2016 interview that every morning he prays, meditates, and does the Tibetan Buddhist practice of “water offering” in a meditation room in his apartment. Of the room, which is the third bedroom, Sandra told the Post, “It’s very meaningful for Eric. We have one in the Hamptons as well.”

The other two bedrooms have large northern-facing windows. The primary bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet and opens to a second L-shaped terrace.

The building is located between York Avenue and the FDR Drive. It has standard condo perks like a 24-hour doorman, concierge, porter services, onsite parking, and even a 24-hour weekday coffee bar. It also offers residents a health and wellness center, full-service spa, fitness center with a rock-climbing wall, 56-foot indoor lap pool, two hot tubs, sauna and steam rooms, an indoor squash/basketball/racquetball court, and a creative arts studio. But perhaps best of all is the half-acre residents-only park.

[Listing details: 515 East 72nd Street, 25C at CityRealty]

[At Douglas Elliman by Patricia Vance and Sandra Ripert]


Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

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